Valentine Day Cake Recipe, Dad's Favorite Coconut Jam Filled


In Honor of my Late Dad Carmen Colenzo, his favorite cake was always Coconut Jam Filled Scratch Cake, so this one's for you daddy! I use to make these all the time for him. My mom, my Margaret use to make the cake from scratch, fill this cake with whatever jam she had in the house, add the coconut on top and this became his all time favorite, try it you'll soon see why!


*Cupcakes are also a great alternative if you don't have a heart pan

Slice off the tops with a sharp knife, set aside and sprinkle with 10x sugar. Fill your top of the cake with red  jam, replace the sugared top. Almost like a famous cookie knockoff for Valentines Day  just using cake!




Happy Valentines Daddy, I will always miss and love you! 1912-1995 RIP




1 Heart Shaped Cake Pan greased
White Cake Mix or Homemade Cake see below
1 jar Strawberry Preserves or Red Raspberry Jam
1 cup of coconut put through the food processor till fine

Bake cake mix as directed or follow cake recipe below. See above for cutting layer off the top of the cake, using a cookie cutter, cut the middle of the top layer into a heart. Set aside. Sprinkle cooled cake with confectionery sugar. Fill cake layer with jam, sprinkle with coconut careful not to fill the middle hole with the coconut to cover the jam in the center. Replace the sugared top on the cake.

Homemade Cake Recipe Click Here > Grandma's Scratch Cake




*For those of you without Heart Shaped Pans use cupcake tins, slice off the tops same as the cake, fill with favorite jam, coconut. Use a heart shape small cookie cutter for the centers. Sprinkle the cut off heart centered tops with confectionary sugar, place on top of the cupcake and there you have it! Viola!


Carmen Colenzo 1912-1995 RIP

29 comments:

  1. You know what I love about you Claudia? Your loving heart. Kind of makes us soulsisters. Happy Valentines Day to you and hubby. HUGS!

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  2. Bellissimo post! Sai sei riuscita a commuovermi! Un abbraccio e complimenti

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  3. What a lovely tribute to your dad, Claudia! He had good taste in cakes :)

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  4. The cake is perfect. Claudia thanks for sharing your Dad with us on this day. Great photos!

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  5. Oh, how sweet and a lovely treat! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  6. What a sweet way to remember your dad! Happy Valentines Day!

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  7. Claudia,
    This is a wonderful tribute and celebration for your dad!

    Happy Valentines!

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  8. What a wonderful tribute. Your dad was so handsome. I see where you get your looks from.

    These cakes are darling.


    Happy Valentine's Day to you and your darling husband.

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  9. Its so cute I dont think I could eat it! Very sweet post!

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  10. Beautiful posts - what a handsome striking man your father was! And how sweetly you honor him. Plus he had good taste in tarts - I love jam tarts and this is particularly pretty.

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  11. Delicious and beautiful cake Claudia. I can see your love towards your dad, yes when they are not with us we feel more about them. Nice photos.

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  12. Talk of love in the air! I think its more in the cake pan :) love those heart shapes. Me want one of these pans now :)

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  13. A very pretty cake! What a sweet tribute to your father!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Angie

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  14. What a lovely and touching post Claudia... Happy valentine day to you and your love one
    ~c1tr4~

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  15. Aw, that's so sweet to make something and dedicate it to your dad. It's amazing how food can keep those we love alive in our hearts. xoxo

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  16. Claudia, what a sweet tribute to your dad!! Thank you for sharing something so personal and special, I'm sure your dad is looking down at you now and wishing he had one of these lovely cakes :) xo!

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  17. You have such a kind heart my friend. I love the sweet pic of your Dad. The cakes would be a favorite of mine too and are really creative. Happiest Valentine's to you and your family.

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  18. What a sweet tribute to your Dad! The cupcakes look scrumptious - love the heart cutouts!

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  19. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the pictures of your dad.

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  20. OMG! What a lovely recipe & great tribute to your dad!

    Happy V-day to u, Claudia!

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  21. You can bet your daddy is smiling down on you and this beautiful cake! Love the pictures,
    Happy Valentines Day!

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  22. This is very sweet to dedicate this to your dad. And from this cake, it seems that he great taste. (And I loved seeing the pictures!!!)

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  23. What a nice post. Im glad you thought of your father to make this cake again. It's such a thoughtful and sweet thing.

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  24. What a great post, Claudia! I'm sure your dad must be very proud of you. Btw, your dad looks so gorgeous in the last photo! :o) Thank you very much for sharing such wonderful memories with us.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  25. So cute! it is a nice story... Happy Valentine day!
    Barbara

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  26. Your cake looks moist and delicious. I mom is a big fan of coconut and I'm sure she'll love these.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  27. What a lovely tribute to your Dad. Always continue the tradition and thanks for sharing. Joan
    mycookieclinic.blogspot.com

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